Pensacola’s Rock N Fly Race originally set for 3/21 has been cancelled
Packet pickup for registrants will still occur at Seville Quarter this Friday March 20th 3p-7p so that entrants can obtain their T-shirt, poster and goody-bags.
An official statement from Race Director Captain Michael Kohler follows:
Dear Runners and Walkers,
I send this email with a heavy heart and disappointment that the 2020 Rock N Fly has to be cancelled due to DOD policy which is restricting events on all military bases. The situation and national posture has driven every aspect of our lives to be changed for the unknown future. I would like to reschedule but unfortunately at the current time and due to the unknown extent of the coronavirus we can’t plan for that at this time.
We will still have packet pick up for anyone that registered Friday March 20th from 3-7 at Seville Quarter. If you registered for the Half Marathon you will receive your medal. The first 200 that arrive will get a Rock N Fly glass and everyone will get their T-shirt, poster, and RNF sticker. The T-shirts are the tultex brand we use every year and are very unique this year so please make sure you come to packet pick up on Friday.
The Rock N Fly has already purchased t-shirts, banners, plaques, awards, stage deposits, port-o-potties, posters, marketing material, billboards, and put down a timing deposit. These are things that are sunken cost that must be purchased prior to the event which are nonrefundable because your race entry helps assist in the cost so your race day you experience is a first class event. I can honestly say this is the last thing I wanted to do is cancel the race.
I am unsure of the way ahead at this time if the base will have the Rock N Fly in 2021. As time and the coronavirus passes and life resume normality, I will address the options for next year. This is a charity run in which we donate to Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and Navy Ball after paying for all the things to make the event great. I will meet with the base CO in the near future and look at all options for what to do with the left over funds and 2021.
I truly apologies. Stay healthy and keep running.
Rock N Fly
For more information visit the official Blue Angel Rock N Fly website.